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how that will get financed for the future. when we extended the corridor to lynchburg, virginia, we were panel to use equipment that was available, that extended from the northeast corridor to provide that service. but there are areas, as you say, for example, one of the corridors that i think has great promise, is the milwaukee to madison corridor, for example, for the future. that will require the rebuilding of the tracks and it will require additional equipment, and you have a state that's made a strong commitment in regard to that, being wisconsin, and both in terms of equipment that they would buy and pay for, in some cases, on their own, and also applying for and rebuilding the line between milwaukee and madison or at least part of that line, that they own. and i think that's where the key for pria came, that the states would take a leadership role in those corridors for the future, not only with adding packs and facilities, but also with the equipment. we're there to help them. but they're going of to -- take a role in that process -- going to have to take a role in that proc
eastern here on c-span2. >> west virginia held a memorial yesterday for the 29 miners killed earlier this month in the worst u.s. mine disaster in 40 years. massey energy companies said air samples didn't show high enough levels of explosive gases just before the explosion. i look now at yesterday's memorial service for those miners that this portion is about an hour and a half. >> jason madden atkins. [applause] [silence] [silence] carl "peewee" acord. [applause] [silence] [silence] james "eddie" moone. [applause] [silence] [silence] joshua scott napper. [applause] [silence] [silence] [silence] kenneth a. chapman, sr. [applause] [silence] [silence] [silence] [silence] [silence] timmy davis. [applause] [silence] [silence] benny r. willingham. [applause] [silence] [silence] [silence] [silence] gregory steven brock. [applause] [silence] [silence] cory thomas davis. [applause] [silence] [silence] [silence] steven j. "smiley" harrah. [applause] [silence] [silence] [silence] nicolas mccroskey. [applause] [silence] [silence] christopher lee bell, sr. [applause] [silence] [silence] [silence
march is already on from massachusetts to new jersey to virginia, the freedom agenda is winning today with a winning message, shrink government, lower taxes, give people back their freedom, their choices for their families and their future and power the job creators instead of the political class. let's tap into that competitive spirit and quite frankly the competence that's only found in the entrepreneurial sector, not in government. that's what makes america great, more choice, less control from washington, more jobs, fewer bureaucrats, more entrepreneurs, fewer career politicians, but we can't coast and to a new majority. nor can we assume it is a sure thing. possible alternative narrative's to tell. any other headline will do. here is one headline americans know to be the truth. democrats trust government more than they trust the american people. that is a headline that is straining all across this land. it is a headline that families are confronting at their kitchen tables every night. that is the headline small business owners are opening their doors to every day. that is the he
. but my guess is that the senator from virginia, the senator from connecticut might drop that in about five minutes. not that the senator from virginia is actually add -- advocating. he's trying to solve something else. that's something in about five minutes could be solved. so i do think that what senator warner has said is true. that is that the rhetoric around this, an issue that could be dealt with literally in about five minutes, is probably overheated. and the fact is that what we need to do is figure out a way to focus on this issue in an intelligent way. i think that as the senator from virginia mentioned, people on both extremes want to make sure that if a large institution in this company fails, it's just like the small institutions in this country. they go out of business. i think we're united on that. are there some flaws that exist? yes. did the bill get a little sideways at the end? yes. but do people understand the way we can deal with this in an intelligent, thoughtful way and fix that? yes. i wonder if the senator from virginia would wish to not maybe get into specific
of virginia where there's a center named for albert. and i thank you, albert. >> with, you know, that brief statement, i would like to open up the table, you know, for questions. do we have any of our members? if you ask a question, i think we need to wait either, b, at a mic or wait for one of the traveling mics. and can you introduce yourself and mention your organization. do we have an opening question? >> i'm with the hudson institute. i'm very interested in your civility campaign. i'm a fan of promoting civility. one thing i often note is that it contributes to a lack of civility in a sense when your team makes the argument it's fine. but when the other team doesn't, let's say the filibuster. when the republicans are in the majority they think the filibuster is terrible and the democrats are the majority. they switch sides depending on where they stand. and so i think that contributes to the lack of civility. i'm interested on your thoughts where the break down of civility came from and what we can do to fix it? >> well, first, i mean, american has always had issues. walt woodman said
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might get a better connection. chantilly, virginia, you are on. >> caller: can you hear me. >> host: mute your television and radio. >> caller: it is muted. good morning, america, mr. quaid, dr. denham. i have, you know, i certainly advocate the utilization of bedside bar-coding but about five years ago i was involved in a car accident and i was taken to one of the most prominent hospitals in the district and what happened was, after, receiving surgery and all that good stuff, i remember waking up in the morning, and just feeling very light-headed. and i had been administered heparin but i recall, lifting my bedsheets and being in a pool of my own blood. now, what ended up happening was, i had lost 75% of my blood because someone, excuse me, forgot to do a blood count. now, i don't know if i was given too much heparin or if it is just based on human error. i eventually, spoken with the doctor who was supposed to do the blood count but, regardless, nonetheless i feel like i really haven't explored the, like courses of action, viewed my options, you know, -- >> a portion of this morni
to point out that i would say 98% of west virginia virginians, pennsylvanians, of ohioans wyomingites, have never been down a mine. so it's -- what people have to understand, this isn't sort of a public place we're talking about. this is 35 minutes, 45 minutes up a beautiful hollow, with lovely streams and things, and then all of a sudden you come to this enormous mine. it's a private, private life. decisions are made by very few. and the effects are very many. the miners are put in an impossible cultural position. because if they get offered payment of $65,000 to $70,000, what are they going to do? are they going to say no, not interested? that's not the way it works. but when they -- and they have family, so they have obligations to that family. they have to survive and they have to take care of their families as well as keep the lights on in america, so it isn't really a choice for them, this culture. to me, the culture has to start from the top and i'm going to give you an example, and i'll be short, mr. chairman, as i always am. i was governor for eight years in west virginia and we we
of our nation when they helped settle jamestown, virginia. i am very pleased to introduce this resolution along with the senior senator from illinois. the senior senator may not know this, but he represents some of my relatives in chicago and represents them well. i would like to join with him and all of our colleagues in a moment of silence as we have done today. i want to pay our respects to the poles, both in this part of the country and across this nation -- great nation and in poland. and i want to also acknowledge the great contributions they have made to our country. mr. president, thank you. i yield the floor. the presiding officer: the senator from maryland is recognized. ms. mikulski: mr. president, i, too, join with my colleagues to rise to express my deep and heartfelt condolences to the people of poland on this unbelievable and tragic loss. i thank my colleagues, senator durbin, for organizing this and joined by senator johanns of nebraska. as one who notes the senate floor today, you see that we stand here not as democrats and not as republicans but as americans who want to
have asked, with others, for a full briefing on the findings for west virginia's congressional delegation. i decided that wasn't selfish. i decided that was the right thing to do. i want to know what the president knows, and that's going to happen. i have requested that msha conduct a top-to-bottom review of all mine safety violations all across the country so that we can get a sense of perspective of where we lie in this mine and others in relation to other states. and i've also requested hearings and oversight investigations from the senate committee on health, education, labor, and pensions, and they were kind enough to allow me to sit with them during the marking up of the miner act so that i could contribute what little i know. in closing, mr. president, i want to say that our coal miners have lost too many brothers and too many sisters. coal mining has always been dangerous and it's a common story in -- in west virginia that -- southern west virginia particularly, which is where i first went, where there's so much coal mining, that mothers don't want their sons to go into
brown, senator tom udall, and a congressman from virginia, first congressional district of virginia named rob whitman together visited -- spent several days in afghanistan and a couple of days in pakistan as well, places i suspect the presiding officer has been or will be visiting. and i led a similar congressional delegation almost 10 months ago to both countries, both afghanistan and pakistan, and i'd gone there right after the president had laid out his strategy, if you will, for making progress in afghanistan to restore the rule of law, to make sure that the taliban did not come back into power and provide a sanctuary for al qaeda to launch attacks against us any other nation. the president at the time, you may recall, said we're going to do a couple of things of he suggested a year ago that we launch a military owe fen sirvetion almost like a military surge on a modest basis, and we do the same thing with the civilian offensive. what he called for a year ago was to commit an additional 10,000 marines, commit 7,000 army troops, to commit 4,000 u.s. trainers to train the afghan n
myself, these reports out of west virginia and kentucky are very troubling. mining is a very dangerous occupation. i know that personally as a result of my dad having been blasted, as we called it, and reflecting back on my childhood friend, stan hudgins, whose father was working in the blossom with my dad and a rock dropped on his head and killed him, and my dad brought him out of the mine. so these reports out of the coal mines are really troubling. i agree with my distinguished friend that we have to make sure that we act but not do anything that's harmful to the industry, because it's a very important industry. mining is the number-two industry in nevada. it's not coal mining. a lot of mining now in nevada is open pit. not all of it is. we have underground mining taofplt it's the same with coal mining. hard rock business is open pit mining, but they have a significant amount of underground mining also. i look forward to working with my friend, the the republican leader, and all those who want to make mining safer and protect this important industry. i ask unanimous consent that i b
.w >> this weekend on c-span2's booktv. from the virginia festival of the book, rebecca skloot on the bestselling the immortal life of henrietta lacks. .. this is half an hour. >> i'm spears, welcome to the highlights of the australian parliament in march. as the two sides of politics prepare for an election in australia later this year the key campaign themes are starting emerge. labour prime minister kevin rudd announced plans for major health reform in march aimed at fixing the nation's hospitals. but the opposition says the plan won't work and fear small hospitals could be forced to close. opposition leader tony abbott announced major reform plans of his own in march. a six-month paid parental leave scheme funded through a new tax on business. there was also at clash between the two sides overboarder protection. as more boats carrying asylum seekers arrived in australian waters. there was a rare moment of bipartisanship in march as both sides honored visiting the indonesian president. he became the first indonesian leader to address the australia an parliament. >> mr. speaker, honorable membe
the -- the presiding officer: the senator from virginia. mr. warner: mr. president, i appreciate the comefntses of the senator from north dakota. and i agree with his comments. i have to say -- and i know some of my colleagues were here earlier. before i came to this body, i spent a career as a c.e.o. in business and a c.e.o. of a state. while i have great respect for this body and the rules and traditions of this body, something seems a little strange when 15 months into a new administration, this president can't get his nominees up for a straight up-or-down vote. put the management team in place. if there is a challenge and a problem with the qualifications of the gentleman that the president has proposed to be head of the corps of engineers, we ought to debate that, vote him up or down, but not be held in this kind of gray secret hold or area of abeyance. it is why i think and i know a number of my colleagues have spoken to this already. all of the new freshmen and sophomore democratic members and i'm sure we welcome our republican colleagues to do the same, to say that this process of putti
the price for navment people in my state, people of west virginia too often families pay the price for a government not aggressive enough to regulate mine safety. we pay the price in this country because we didn't have a government aggressive enough to make the banks and wall street behave. that's why they were able to overreach. that's why the legislation that senator kaufman and i are introducing with senators casey and whitehouse and merkley and several others will address the issue of too big to fail because too big to fail always -- not what do you if these banks are in trouble, how you pull them apart and they're about to fail and you want to make sure they don't -- we don't spend taxpayer dollars to pail them out and we make sure that they don't hurt the financial system. too big to fail means don't let them get too big. even alan greenspan, who's hardly been an ally -- who's hardly done the right thing in regulating the banking system, he says even, too big to fail means too big. that's what senator kaufman and i are addressing. let me give you some numbers. 15 years ago th
, in fact, met here in the senate. cheryl used to work in the office of virginia senator john warn he which is down the hall from senator biden's office and that's where she met jeff when i was chief of staff. thelma now retired resides in northern virginia not far from the pentagon where she served for so many years. i hope my colleagues will join me in honoring the great contribution thelma stubbs smith made to our nation as well as thanking all those who served as personal assistants in the defense department and across the government. they are all truly great federal employees. i yield the floor and suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: a senator: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from tenness mr. corker: i ask permission to vitiate the quorum. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. corker: madam president, i come to the floor today to talk about financial reform. i know we have a number of issues before the body right now and it will be a couple of weeks, maybe three, before this body takes up what i
cook from virginia would be a good fit. >> one week into the season and the tigers are off to a pretty good start. would it continue against the royals? we have all your afternoon baseball action. boss: so word's gettin' out that geico can help people save in even more ways - on motorcycle insurance, rv, camper, boat insurance. nice work, everyone. exec: well, it's easy for him. he's a cute little lizard. gecko: ah, gecko, actually - exec: with all due respect, if i was tiny and green and had a british accent i'd have more folks paying attention to me too... i mean - (faux english accent) "save money! pip pip cheerio!" exec 2: british? i thought you were australian. gecko: well, it's funny you should ask. 'cause actually, i'm from - anncr: geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. >> indians and rangers. tied at two. cruz, no longer tied. fifth home run of the season for him. ties him with albert pujols for the most long balls in the bigs right now. and the rangers getting it done in dramatic fashion. got to like that. texas i should say getting it
cover an area the size of west virginia with 186,000 turbines and require 19,000 miles of new transmission lines. these are not your grandmother's windmills. these turbines are 50 stories high. they artheir flashing lights can for 20 miles. an unbroken line of giant turbines along the appalachian trail except for coastlines, ridgetops are the only place turbines work well inch of the east. but that unbroken line of giant turbines along the appalachian trail would produce mo more electricity than -- no more electricity than four nuclear reactors on four square miles. and of course you'd still need the reactors for when the wind doesn't blow. there are other ways a national windmill policy also risks destroying the environment in the name of saving the environment. the american bird conservancy estimates that the 25,000 u.s. turbines today kill 75,000 to 275,000 birds per year. imagine what 186,000 turbines would do. one wind farm near oakland, california, estimates that its turbines kill e8 0 golden eagles a year. to be sure, similar concerns about sprawl exist for other forms
's question coming from jesse in virginia, if matt can throw 95 effective why did the pirats let him go. >> i think he's been there 8 years, he had a .2 -- he saved 67 games, his last year there his e.r.a. wentp to .500 plus. when you are with an organization that long, it's best for everybody to move along. the difference is, mattie capsize 26 years old, dotell is 36. if you ask me, i don't know why they got rid of him. he did struggle last year. there were nights when he had light saids -- when he had lights out. but again you can't do it when you have 2-1. he through a lot of pitches last year. he's young, 26 years old. some of the closers don't come in to their own till they are 29. >> let's hope he stays with the ball club a long time. >> capps didn't have a perfect spring training. once it is out of the way, it all starts for real when you get to opening day. >> spring training is spring training. you got to get the arm back in shape. today felt good. yesterday didn't. i came in and i think today was better. >> do you -- can you carry the momentum today. >> i hope so. i think we played
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the way chris christie has done in new jersey. and bob mcdonald has done in virginia. [applause] >> they got elected to control spending. they are getting their states back on the right track. we need that with the federal government. of course, a lot of us have on our minds the healthcare reform bill. we ought to have it on our minds. it's another gigantic spending bill. the trillion dollar spending bill. it will be twice that before 10 years is up. but more importantly it will drive up the cost of healthcare. it's going to make your health insurance premiums go up. don't take haley's word for it. the obama administration's own chief actuary at the department of health and human services has said health insurance premiums are going to go up. because of the obama administration's bill. costs are going to go up. because of the obama administration's bill. we're going to see lots and lots more shoes fall. we've seen what happened since the bill passed. it was announced three days later that social security, another gigantic entitlement that social security is underfunded for this
falling into the wrong hands, just think of the virginia tech shootings. last friday, we marked the third anniversary of that horrible day. in that tragedy, a mentally deranged man killed 32 students and faculty in the worst mass shooting in american history. now, whether it's virginia tech, the recent shootings at the pentagon or columbine, we're reminded over and over again that our gun laws are not strong enough, yet while gunshots continue to ring out across this country, the silence from this chamber is deafening. i'm a veteran. i served in the military in europe during wartime, world war ii, and i understand the desire to protect one's oneself and family, but i know how important it is to keep terrorists, convicted criminals and domestic abusers from having guns. now, some would argue that gun owners are against sensible gun laws, including closing the gun show loophole, but that's simply not true. recent polling has shown that there is overwhelming support for closing the gun show loophole among gun owners, and that here we have a placard that shows that gun owners themselves want
. it needs work. that's what last night's vote was b this morning i saw the junior senator from virginia, a democrat and a man who knows what it's like to create jobs, is acknowledging what republicans have been saying all along. "there are parts that need to be tightened." that's certainly true. so let's stop the show part -- e show par partisanship. let's back to proving to the american people that the days of wall street bailouts are indeed over. madam presint, i yield the floor. the presiding officer: under the previous order, the leadership time is reserved. under the previous order, there will now be a period of morning business for one hour with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each and with the time equally divided and controlled between the two leaders or their designees with the majority controlling the first half and the republicans controlling the final half. ms. stabenow: madam president? the presiding officer: the snoer from michigan. ms. stabenow: thank you, madam president. i rise today to urge republican colleagues, to urge the republican leader t
from northern virginia community college, which have received mega come lot in 1980. i then moved to southern california and i obtained a bachelor of science degree in economics from university of california at riverside in 1983. 1987 i graduated from california state university los angeles with an mba specializing in finance. while in graduate school i worked at truscott and the west known as tcw, working with investment account management for pension fund clients. after i receive my mba in the 1987, i went to work for what was in the federal home loan bank, still is your federal home loan bank a of separatist to where i work as a supervisory analyst. shortly thereafter in 1989 i became an examiner for the ots when the examination functions that the home loan bank board were transferred to ots as part of the financial institutions reform recovery and enforcement act of 1989. i served in the examination rules for many years at many large and small saving institutions, some of which were troubled. i also served in support roles performing in all the c.a.m.e.l.s. area of the exam. c
have. >> thank you. before we can did i would like to recognize mr. goodlatte from virginia has joined is that although he is not a member of the subcommittee he is here with us today. and consult ranking them and were pleased to welcome him to join us here. welcome. >> thank you, mr. chairman. is a pleasure to be a. i look for during the testimony of the witnesses regarding this very interesting subject. >> okay. welcome. first question i guess would be in it in the applications, didn't cftc examine the question of whether legitimate ventures, both short and long, exist for these products. and if so, what did the cft c. discover? >> as i described, mr. chairman, the contract application process and the contract review process and the designation process for the exchange are two distinct processes. so in the designation process where the exchange itself operating exchange, we reviewed whether it met the criteria, the statute including whether they have training facility, how the trades are executed, the integrity of the financial integrity of the contract, and the various systems in pl
it to a navy office in virginia, counter-narco terrorism program office and have them serve a program management function and wind up with an acquisition strategy that has the army space and missile defense command in alabama working a contract action for him? can you comment on that? >> sir, i'll take part of that and then i'll refer to mr. harrington to answer the specifics of the contract going to other organizations. but at cstc-a under general caldwell we have a team that supports. i just mentioned kabul. they have extraordinary work, i agree. we assigned one of our colonels who sits as a part of general caldwell's staff who helps him articulate the strategy, the acquisition strategy for the billions of dollars that he has to execute this year. and i think -- don't hold me to the numbers but i think it's somewhere around $8 billion. so rcc kabul 1.2, $1.5 billion i think this year. others will be done by other organizations. so we have people inside his organization that are helping developing the acquisition strategy. ed? >> with respect to the space and missile defense command,
on this case, my first assistant united states attorney virginia gibson, assistant united states colin sherico, dennis cook, it is hard-working agents from health and human services and postal inspector generals and the hard-working attorneys from the hhs ig. each united states attorney's office focuses upon the health care fraud that it finds in its district. in the eastern district of pennsylvania, we have had great success pursuing pharmaceutical companies that have defrauded the government through kickbacks and off-label marketing. in the last five years this office has recovered more than $4 billion for taxpayers from pharmaceutical companies that cut corners and did not play by the rules. they used its sales force to pressure doctors to prescribe seroquel for purposes that had never been approved by the food and drug administration. the fda only approves drugs after they have been rigorously tested to ensure that they are safe and effective. by pushing seroquel for unapproved purposes, they made patients into guinea pigs in an unsupervised drug test. today's settlement puts a cost on suc
of virginia. so, madam president, i'm going to yield to him. i yield the floor. mr. warner: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from virginia. mr. warner: madam president, first of all, let me thank my colleague, the senator from colorado, who is a member of the banking committee, who's been part of trying to get this bill right over the last 14, 15 months. he, like i, have spent a career in the private sector. i think both can read a balance sheet. we both understand that it's the capital markets that drive the american economy. i think we both agree that we want to keep america the capital of the capital formation for the whole world. we don't want this to migrate to london or shanghai or elsewhere around the world. but we also know that 18 months after we came to the precipice of a financial meltdown ought to be enough time to put rules of the road into place so that we can give the market what it craves most, which is predictability. now, i'm not going to go on at length. i mean, i had the opportunity earlier when the chairman of the banking committee was here. i think,
that is named after senator byrd and west virginia. the harkin grant program has received 33 million since 2005. this award will be limited hopefully the only senators and be essentially to no one since the house didn't have any earmarks named after sitting members of congress because the chairman of the appropriations committee said no to at least one thing going on for many years. the dunderhead award and goes to senator arlen specter representative kanjorski of pennsylvania, 200,000 for design of a small business incubator and multi-purpose center,, of direction of office. i was joined today by members of congress fighting side-by-side with cagw to eliminate earmark not with us longer than senator mccain when remembers pigs in the pig book were much larger. we will also hear from a republican study committee chairman tom price of georgia fall by senator jim demint of south carolina a representative paul brown of georgia and rep jeff fi of arizona and before we hear from speakers i want to once again thank our great sat at cagw and especially david williams are vice president from policy doin
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